Category Archives: Politics

Mystery Of Death

The ultimate mystery of life is death. We know that the end of our journey in life must always conclude in the end of life. I, like millions, can not shake loose of the story about how Andreas Lubitz ended his journey along with the journeys of dozens of others when he shut the door of his cockpit to the Captain and quietly and silently headed the plane downwards to a murderous conclusion. We are now discovering that this man had emotional problems, and hid them from his superiors. He never revealed anything about who he was, he hid from others feelings of depression and illness, and simply went about his business of death. We now know that a doctor informed him that he was “unfit to work.”

I confess that this story haunts me. The death of 150 people without any warning, the end of life for little children is simply among the most horrible tales ever told. German authorities will be making some changes in the manner of who flies a plane. From now on there will always be two pilots together. OK, a little more money will be spent. At age 84 I am never surprised on how we humans can kill. It would be so wonderful if we could focus on life and cherish each moment of avoiding Death!

Oh, Them Jewish Boys!

Growing up in about seventy years ago, it was quite common among Christians to make comments about how Jewish men were cheap and always watched the dollar. We Jewish men were the sort of guy who would watch every dollar when out on a date. I thought those days of associating Jews with cheapness were gone. Alas, I did not know about author Lena Dunham and her experiences with Jews. Heck, not only does she date a Jewish guy, but he is even one of her best friends. She developed a quiz about Jews and it was published in the New Yorker magazine. She wants the world to know that Jewish guys do not tip when paying the bill. I assume from her comments that Jewish guys DO pay the bill, but check very carefully what goes to the waiter.

OK, we are in the year 2015, but we are still in the year when Jews were a bunch of men who did not allow their money to get into the wrong hands. OH, Ms. Dunham does date a Jewish guy. I assume she pays for dinner and she certainly gives more than 5% as a tip. Who the heck is this woman? My question: why the heck do you date a guy who is never opens his wallet when out on a date with you?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I long for the time when I know who are the good guys in life.

A modern miracle is when a bill is passed through Congress.

I wonder if there is a Tea Party in Heaven?

Ted Cruz is living proof that one should not send your child to an Ivy League institution.

Your local junior college can do a better job of education than Ivy League professors who passed Ted Cruz in their classes.

Say, whatever happened to Bill Clinton? Is he still around?

I wonder if Hillary was a man whether women would vote for him?

The Sorrow Of Death

I confess to being emotionally overwhelmed by the recent tragic death of 150 people when their plane went down on its flight from Spain. We inhabit a world in which hate flourishes and results in the death of the innocent. A group of people boarded a plane in Spain that included children on their way home from studying. They were innocent, but unfortunately they inhabit a world in which a single mentally ill person can murder a few hundred people. New evidence indicates that one of the pilots just broke up with his girl friend and that he had serious mental issues. In the modern world when one is mentally ill, then one has the power to murder dozens of people. Frankly there is no way to avoid such calamities. We benefit from modernity and we suffer from modernity.

There are no words to express our sorrow. There are no words to explain this murder of the innocent. All we can do is chalk it up to modernity and what we humans have created in the name of ‘progress.” The only certain thing is that within a few years there will be another such incident. Just remember, there are people on social media who thrive on becoming important.

Once More Into Gaza?

For over two decades American foreign policy has been based upon the foreign policy of Israel when it comes to analyzing the situation in the Middle East. Heck, liberals like Bill Maher buy into the Israel claim they are surrounded by evil forces, and the center of this evil coalition is based in Gaza. This small piece of land has repeatedly been invaded by Israel forces and thousands of people have been murdered, oops, let me be politically correct, killed. In the last invasion fewer than 80 Israelis died, and about 2,200 people in Gaza died. Yes, there are PEOPLE in Gaza. A major problem in Gaza is that its Hamas leaders lack any sense of reality about how to proceed upon the road to peace. They continue buying into the Israel claim that Hamas has the resources to fight against Israel.

The Hamas Qassam Brigade, the Islamic Palestinian Jihad and other such groups are getting ready to send some more missiles into Israel and thus enable Israel to send in its air force and army so that another 2000 innocent people can be killed. Oh, they are building tunnels. Here is the reality:

The combined forces of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Hamas, do NOT threaten Israel. In the first place, neither of these “armies” have the slightest desire to fight against Israel. Oh, Israel has EIGHTY ATOMIC BOMBS!

It is time for Hamas to confront reality — they will not defeat Israel. It is time for Israel to confront reality –they are not surrounded by evil forces seeking its destruction!

Saudi Arabia To The Rescue!

The American people can sleep peacefully in their beds tonight, and Fox News can cease attacking Barack Obama for being a coward. The air force of Saudi Arabia has swung into action and is bombing the hell lout of Shiite forces in Yemen. The Shiite Huthi rebels have taken over control of the government of Yemen and are in pursuit of former Sunni leaders who have fled to the south. Saudi Arabia regards itself as the protector of all Sunnis in the world. For decades money from Saudi Arabia has poured into the coffers of great Sunni followers of people like the Taliban or Osama bin Laden, and its madrases schools have educated as few generations of Muslims about evil Western powers such as the United States of America. I guess the Saudi government has finally realized their efforts to spread a traditional sense of the Muslim faith has sort of wound up creating terrorist groups all over the world.

As long as terrorist forces did not bother the Saudi government, its leaders felt perfectly comfortable, but when the Shiite Huthi, who are next door, arose and drove out its Sunni leaders, then the Saudi government decided it was time to get serious about controlling terrorism. So, the Saudi air force is pounding away. Let us hope its air force is as good as the madrases schools which were successful in producing terrorists!

Objective Reality In Russia

The Western world has worked for over a thousand years to arrive at a point in time when those who are brought before a court of law are presumed to be innocent. But, of course, in the world of Vladimir Putin, how can one be presumed innocent without his OK? A growing complaint among those who obey the dictates of their pseudo dictator is there is something wrong with a Criminal Code based on western ideas that presume innocence of the accused. Putin followers believe the code is closer to the “adversarial approach” in western courts of law that stem from Anglo Saxon ideas. According to Alexander Bastrykin, “it is foreign to the Russian legal system” which should stem from Mother Russia and its numerous dictators.

He is calling for introduction of the concept of “objective truth.” Under this system the judge decides which evidence can be introduced, the judge can cross examine people, and the judge can steer the jury to the correct outcome. There is no “presumption of innocence.” Let me make it clear, if the Russian government went to the trouble of bringing you to trial, we can assume they knew you were guilty. Actually, why hold a trial in the first place!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Denmark, Copenhagen Press: “Hijack Our Future”

We do know who are the hijackers in America, they belong to the Republican party.

France, Connexion: “Be Tough, Smack Kids”

Be wise, never raise a hand against a child.

Canada, Toronto Star: “This Is A Good Steak”‘

I’ll stake my reputation on this comment.

Egypt, al-Ahram: “Anti Boko Haram Force”‘

Guys, let’s not go bonkers on this one.

Sweden, Local: “Eternal Kid”

My dream at age 84

Drone Wars Must End

There is one consistent belief that has been held and continue to be held by leaders of America. They fervently hold to the belief that if we kill leaders of terrorist organizations they will collapse and peace will reign. As you recall, we did kill Osama bin Laden and the result was….. I think there are now MORE terrorists in al-Qaeda than when the dead dude led them. Today, we Americans have refined the method of killing bad guys. We send drones into the air, they are informed that the guy down there wearing a robe is a very, very bad guy and must be obliterated from the face of the earth. One question lingers in my mind, how did American intelligence receive the information that led to the conclusion this particular guy was a terrorist?

Our intelligence believed that an Afghan who has been designated to be “Doody” was a terrorist. The drone hovered over the area where Doody lived and soon a missile went down to earth. For some reason, the missile hit an innocent Afghan man and his son. The boy was killed and Doody continued living. So, they began to send machine guns bullets down to earth until Doody was no more.
Again, who decided that Doody was the bad guy?

Has anyone in American intelligence considered that if I wanted to get rid of an enemy or person I considered to be someone who was not my friend, all I have to do is inform American intelligence that he is a terrorist.

Mr, Dermer, It’s Time To Depart

There are common rules that all diplomats who have been assigned as ambassadors to foreign nations are expected to respect. They must always remember the post of ambassador demands that the individual stay out of the internal politics of the host nation. The Israel Ambassador to the United States of America, Mr.Ron Dermer, has for years been a friend of Republicans and does not like the Democratic Party of America. There is no problem with an ambassador having opinions, but he is a guest and thus if he breaks rules of the diplomatic trade can be sent packing and returned to his native land. Ron Dermer broke every single rule of the role of ambassador. An ambassador is allowed to talk with members of the opposition party in a nation. But, the ambassador is NOT allowed to negotiate with these people about foreign policy.

If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is really sorry for his remarks he will immediately recall his ambassador to the United States and dispatch someone who minds his own business and stays out of American politics. This would signal a sign that Bibi intends to behave and seek to work with American leaders. Sorry Bibi, but neither you nor your ambassador are American citizens and you are guests in our land!